Which club is West Coast's biggest rival?

West Coast's biggest rival?

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daddy_4_eyes

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Off field, it's easily Freo. Their fans are bitter to the core about anything Eagles. Some truely need professional help, absolutely tapped in the head.
Have a read of the thread "do you have many eagles friends" on the Freo board. Their hatred is so irrational that they're incapable of separating football from real life.
 

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Have a read of the thread "do you have many eagles friends" on the Freo board. Their hatred is so irrational that they're incapable of separating football from real life.
In fairness we are awful to them.

I loved it when they were in that gf and trying to rub it in and a lot of us were saying good luck and supporting them.

To be on the receiving end of that and lose is like getting charity from someone you hate. So so delicious.
 

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Have a read of the thread "do you have many eagles friends" on the Freo board. Their hatred is so irrational that they're incapable of separating football from real life.
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Fxn lol - when thats the best you can cling to….

Knocked us out of finals - news flash - if freo knock us out of finals then we were never winning a gf anyway - and thats what this club does - wins grand finals. Everything else is irrelevant.
 

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Are the people playing down the Freo rivalry the same people that don't attend games?

On field, sure. Freo are no one's rival. No club truely respects them. Rightfully so, almost 3 decades now of nothing but repeated failure.

Off field, it's easily Freo. Their fans are bitter to the core about anything Eagles. Some truely need professional help, absolutely tapped in the head.
I go to most derbies and have never had a problem with their fans. Most of the ones I encounter know their club is a bit sh*t, but that's why they love them. They like taking the Eagles down, as a lot of our fans can be quite arrogant to Freo fans, given how sh*t their club is (Ive been that guy many times).
 

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I go to most derbies and have never had a problem with their fans. Most of the ones I encounter know their club is a bit sh*t, but that's why they love them. They like taking the Eagles down, as a lot of our fans can be quite arrogant to Freo fans, given how sh*t their club is (Ive been that guy many times).
Yeah, I've copped abuse from Hawthorn fans (especially after that terrible final game of 2019), Port fans, and North fans surprisingly. Hawthorn fans in WA seem to be the worst, bandwagoners from the 80s and 2010s. Fremantle fans at work are irritating, come to gloat when they win, but at the game they seem fine.

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True.. perhaps the Power/Eagles have a rivalry due to playing two classic, cut throat finals.. both of which were decided by less than a goal... and the Power/Eagles splitting those matches 1-1.

The Crows.. on the other hand, have never beaten West Coast in a final, and despite there not being much difference between the Crows/Power in terms of overall AFL success... the Crows don't really have any rivalries outside of the rivalry with the Power...... while on the other hand.. the Power have rivalries with Brisbane, Collingwood, Geelong and West Coast.
Adelaide smashed us in 03 EF @ footy park
 

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Ostensibly Freo.

But the team I hate us to lose to the most is definitely Essendon. I historically dislike Port as well, they were one of our few bogey sides for a long period and knew how to win ugly against us, I thoroughly enjoy putting them to the sword, although I feel we've had the side of fortune since about 2014 and tend to fall over the line in the thrillers. Their villainy isn't as perennial as Essendon.

Our Collingwood and Sydney rivalries were for the good of the AFL, fairly respectful, you win some you lose some.

We are also the interstate white knight (except when Gabba gets the granny) so perceived unfairness from Vicland brings out our big brother syndrome grandstanding.
 

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What do you mean when you say West Coast are the white knight?
It’s just a jest about us being more vocal in our anti-Vic, we normally don’t like to see the other interstaters getting shafted. We’re allowed to self-deprecate our tendencies.
 

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It’s just a jest about us being more vocal in our anti-Vic, we normally don’t like to see the other interstaters getting shafted. We’re allowed to self-deprecate our tendencies.
I would have thought Sydney and West Coast would be about on a par with one another in terms of being an interstate white knight.

After all Sydney and West Coast are the two most successful clubs from interstate, if you're picking a top 8 before the start of every season almost everyone would pick Sydney and West Coast to finish higher than the other interstate teams on average.

GWS are a club I'll admit is beginning to consolidate itself as a constantly successful interstate club, and I won't be surprised to soon see Sydney, West Coast, GWS known as the big 3 interstate clubs in terms of on field success, constantly being finalists and premiership contenders.
 

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I would have thought Sydney and West Coast would be about on a par with one another in terms of being an interstate white knight.

After all Sydney and West Coast are the two most successful clubs from interstate, if you're picking a top 8 before the start of every season almost everyone would pick Sydney and West Coast to finish higher than the other interstate teams on average.

GWS are a club I'll admit is beginning to consolidate itself as a constantly successful interstate club, and I won't be surprised to soon see Sydney, West Coast, GWS known as the big 3 interstate clubs in terms of on field success, constantly being finalists and premiership contenders.
You misunderstand, it's more about our early history more than anything else, stuff like taking the cup away from Victoria, the line in the song, the away home finals, the shorter player careers. I grew up in a Sydney Swan family and it was a very different much more humbled vibe, the Swans didn't really have any sense of arrogance until about 2013-ish and then the Franklin Cola Tippett dramas.
 

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You misunderstand, it's more about our early history more than anything else, stuff like taking the cup away from Victoria, the line in the song, the away home finals, the shorter player careers. I grew up in a Sydney Swan family and it was a very different much more humbled vibe, the Swans didn't really have any sense of arrogance until about 2013-ish and then the Franklin Cola Tippett dramas.
I guess Sydney being from South Melbourne and Brisbane being from Fitzroy means those clubs never truly fly the flag for the interstaters.

The state pride thing has never really existed in NSW and Queensland anyway, it's always been WA and SA where it's been a thing.

Hence why Crows and Power supporters always tend to get behind West Coast whenever their own teams are out of contention and it's West Coast flying the flag for the interstate teams.
 

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I guess Sydney being from South Melbourne and Brisbane being from Fitzroy means those clubs never truly fly the flag for the interstaters.

The state pride thing has never really existed in NSW and Queensland anyway, it's always been WA and SA where it's been a thing.

Hence why Crows and Power supporters always tend to get behind West Coast whenever their own teams are out of contention and it's West Coast flying the flag for the interstate teams.
Exactly, probably a bit of SoO rivalry there. It's a lot more easygoing in Sydney/Brisbane, and the state leagues weren't as prominent either. You see a bit of the Eagles shtick with Port's proud SANFL history and the prison bars too, but the AFL Power version wasn't that relevant until that early 00s period when interstate teams doing well was the norm.
 

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Exactly, probably a bit of SoO rivalry there. It's a lot more easygoing in Sydney/Brisbane, and the state leagues weren't as prominent either. You see a bit of the Eagles shtick with Port's proud SANFL history and the prison bars too, but the AFL Power version wasn't that relevant until that early 00s period when interstate teams doing well was the norm.
West Coast have rivalries with Fremantle, Collingwood, Essendon, Geelong and Sydney.

Port Adelaide have rivalries with Adelaide, Brisbane, Collingwood, Geelong and West Coast.

I didn't include Port Adelaide in the list of West Coast rivalries because the rivalry is clearly one way. Power fans see a rivalry with West Coast, but Eagles fans don't see a rivalry with the Power.

Adelaide don't have any rivalries besides the Crows/Power rivalry.

Fremantle don't have any rivalries besides the Dockers/Eagles rivalry.

Personally, do you see a rivalry between Eagles/Power?

Also, in your opinion do you think Adelaide have any rivalries besides Crows/Power and also do you think Fremantle have any rivalries besides Dockers/Eagles?
 

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Personally, do you see a rivalry between Eagles/Power?
Yes, after Essendon they are the team I most hate to lose to. They were one of our few bogey teams until the last several years when we became more fortunate against them, and had a tendency to win ugly against us in winnable contests. And we relate more to the Crows which makes the Power more unlikeable.

Essendon remains our biggest rival, as every few years they manage to stick the dagger in.

As for the others like the Crows and Dockers, maybe not enduring rivalries, but they have some dormant ones, h2hs that I've looked forward to for periods over the years.
 

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West Coast have rivalries with Fremantle, Collingwood, Essendon, Geelong and Sydney.

Port Adelaide have rivalries with Adelaide, Brisbane, Collingwood, Geelong and West Coast.

I didn't include Port Adelaide in the list of West Coast rivalries because the rivalry is clearly one way. Power fans see a rivalry with West Coast, but Eagles fans don't see a rivalry with the Power.

Adelaide don't have any rivalries besides the Crows/Power rivalry.

Fremantle don't have any rivalries besides the Dockers/Eagles rivalry.

Personally, do you see a rivalry between Eagles/Power?

Also, in your opinion do you think Adelaide have any rivalries besides Crows/Power and also do you think Fremantle have any rivalries besides Dockers/Eagles?
We do have, ..at the moment carlton is the biggest rival.

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